NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR CEMENT AND BUILDING MATERIALS INDIA

Indian cement industry – growth, ­development and future perspective

India’s cement industry is a prominent part of its economy, employing in excess of a million people, directly or indirectly, throughout the country. The vibrant Indian cement industry has in the last three decades shown a remarkable seventeen-fold growth since 1980, when its installed capacity was a mere 24 million t, thanks to bold liberalization policies initiated by the government. Today, over 209 large plants with a capacity of 410 million t spread across the country and production of 270 million t/a play an important and key role in the economic progress of the country.

1 Overview

The cement industry in India continues to be the second largest producer in the world, which is about 7 % of the annual global cement production today. While the global economic scenario remained challenging with economic growth hovering around 3.4 %, ­Indian economic growth maintained 7.3 %. The govern­ment’s focus on concrete road projects, housing for all by 2022, make in India, creation of 100 smart ­cities, dedicated freight corridors, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India mission), connectivity improvement including water transport will bring the required boost in infrastructure...

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